After leaving Bergen by ship last night we woke up on the waves to a glorious sunrise greeting us aboard. The western coast of Norway, rocky and snow covered on a clear morning. What a wake up that was, freezing air blowing the face as you step on deck but the coldness forgotten as you see what is around you.
After a few more hours we arrived at our destination for today … Ålesund. A small coastal city with a great surrounding of mountains, sea and fjords. A big sight for us was to go to the top of the mountain above it and look at it in full splendour. Beautiful architecture and waterscapes makes this place look wonderful in each direction you look or round every corner you take. In the harbour there are fishing boats cleaning up from another days catch and sale of Norwegian cod and shrimp. And I have never seen cod so large in my life.
In the afternoon our treat was to go out and see first hand the cod fishing. We went aboard a fishing vessel and went to sea. After just 15 minutes the nets from yesterday were hauled in and it is hard to say how big these fish were without sounding as I was exaggerating but I wouldn’t be… they were huge!
In the evening it was time to taste some local fish in a local restaurant. Absolutely delicious!! Tomorrow we head a lot further North again by plane and see the huskies. Yes! We are dog sledding.
Absolutely speechless at how beautiful that is!
Thank you Beau
I love the first image – it sets the imagination afire, and causes me to have itchy feet! Thanks for posting, Paul!
Hi Marianna, thanks 🙂 always good to have itchy feet in that way
Great post! I live about three hours from Ålesund, in Kristiansund 🙂 Norway is really pretty!
wonderful Marie.. A gorgeous place 🙂
Thoroughly enjoying reading about your trip, there’s still much of the west coast I am yet to see.
a gorgeous coast isn’t it, Summer or winter. TY
Thanks for sharing Paul. Simply beautiful photos. Norway is stunning. One of the many reasons I want to travel. It's a stunning world out there.
Totally Awesome Pics Paul! Looks like an Adventure for Sure. Certainly Norway has come up with some way cool ideas on what to do with all that ice!!!
Paul, thank you for sharing such great pics and taking us along on your journey! I'm especially pleased to see that Aalesund made it to your list of sights to see. It is my husband's hometown – and your pics made him quite homesick. Thank you for capturing the beauty and wonder of this beautiful city and country. Happy trails! best, Anneliza
Paul, this trip has been just amazing! I'm so glad we all get to share it with you! This place looks unbelievably beautiful. WOW!